Wayne Moses, who joined the Black Knights just prior to spring practice in 2013, brings more than three decades of collegiate and NFL experience to the Army coaching staff. Moses will work with the Army A-Backs and C-Backs. Head coach Rich Ellerson will rely on Moses to be the Black Knights' lead mentor with respect to the fundamentals with the ball.
On the staff of 13 bowl teams, he has worked with notable head coaches such as Terry Donahue, Steve Mariuccui, Jim Lambright, Walt Harris and Rick Neuheisel. Moses brings a track record of mentoring 1,000-yard rushers to West Point where he will work with Raymond Maples, one of only three Black Knights in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Moses spent the 2012 campaign working with the running backs at Idaho. Prior to his tenure with the Vandals, he worked for four seasons as the running back coach at UCLA, his second stint in Westwood, where helped the Bruins to a pair of bowl appearances. In 2010, he mentored Jonathan Franklin to a 1,200-yard season.
In 2006, Moses took his talents to the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League for two seasons. He guided Steven Jackson to back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2006.
Moses was the running backs coach at Pittsburgh for one season, helping the Panthers to a share of the 2004 Big East title and a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Moses spent the 2002, 2003 and 2005 seasons at Stanford where he recruited Toby Gerhart, the 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up.
His time at Stanford wrapped a stretch of 15 out of 16 seasons working at Pac-10 institutions. Moses mentored the running backs at USC in 2001, and spent four seasons at Washington (1997-2000), his alma mater. He coached running backs at California for the 1996 campaign, and had a six-year tenure at UCLA from 1990-95. In all, he coached four running backs that led the league in rushing.
Before going to work for the Bruins, Moses coached wide receivers at New Mexico during the 1989 season. His star pupil was Terance Mathis who finished his career as the NCAA all-time leader with 4,254 receiving yards, a mark that still stands among the NCAA's top 10. Mathis went on to a productive 13-year NFL career with the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Moses also has experience at San Diego State (1986-88), Rutgers (running backs, 1984-85), Bowling Green (running backs, 1981-83), North Carolina State (assistant defensive backs, 1980) and Cal State Fullerton (running backs, 1979).
Moses earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Washington where he was a four-year letterman for the Huskies. He started at cornerback two seasons, helping the squad to a Pac-8 title, a Rose Bowl win over Michigan and a No. 10 ranking in the final Associated Press poll as a senior.
Moses and his wife, Rosalind, have two daughters, Valerie and Kimberly.